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The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend by Michael Dobrzycki

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CHAPTER 1GETTING STARTED

In this book, you’ll find a wealth of different types of dragons, mythological beasts, and fantasy creatures, which I’ve categorized using the more common terms and definitions from role-playing games, fantasy books, video games, and mythological tales. The exercises in this book are designed to be accessible to all—no matter how ambitious the final drawings may seem, they all are broken down into simple, step-by-step instructions. Over the next few pages, you’ll discover a little about my methods for drawing these fanciful creatures, including how to build on basic shapes and apply different shading techniques. And you’ll learn how to get the most out of a variety of media—from charcoal pencil to India ink—so you can ...

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